Here's what clients have to say about my services:
Margaret is the consummate professional - creative, timely, and a top-notch grant writer. She was able to take our project and run with it, and produced a final product well before our deadline. We would recommend her unequivocally to other agencies and organizations.
Beckie Skelton, Community Development Director, Minneapolis Jewish Federation
Margaret immerses herself in the issues clients face and then presents those issues and the solutions to them with the perfect mix of head and heart. She’s a quick study, perceptive, tenacious in her pursuit of clarity, and a joy to work with.
Beth Schoeppler, Principal, Beth Schoeppler Consulting
Margaret has a remarkable talent for organizing, synthesizing and articulating complex, multi-dimensional initiatives. She is a gifted writer who gathered our dreams and visions and crafted them into compelling prose. She is a creative problem solver, thinks well on her feet and has a fun and easy style. I recommend her work with my highest endorsement.
Catherine Jordan, Former Executive Director, Achieve Mpls
Margaret is a strategic thinker, excellent writer, and proactive and skilled facilitator. Her work at Dunwoody College has covered a broad range of subject areas, from equity issues to workforce development, STEM learning, and faculty professional development. Margaret has formed critical partnerships with faculty members, business and finance officials, College leadership, and external organizations; her work has ranged from preparation of large federal grant proposals to development of strategies for successful fundraising requests to both individuals and organizations.
Stuart Lang, Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Dunwoody College of Technology
Margaret has helped build the grantseeking capacity of our staff by working hard to understand our organization, evaluating and communicating about potential funders, and creating a calendar and processes for us to manage our grantseeking work. She has strong detail and organizational skills and is a patient and insightful guide and coach.
Jean Lubke, Executive Director, Equity Alliance MN
Margaret taught a grant writing workshop for the Minnesota
Department of Health attended by 40+ public health and community resource
professionals that was very well received. Those present gave her high marks
for meeting workshop goals. I was impressed with her extensive
knowledge of the subject area and presentation skills. I would definitely
recommend her for others seeking this service.
Mary Bochek, Program Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Health
I've had the pleasure of working with
Margaret during the start up phase of a new theater company. While she
was hired as a contract grant writer, she quickly became a valuable member of our team, providing clear, concise
analysis of complicated issues, writing successful grant proposals,
planning development strategy and most recently leading an extremely successful initiative for Give To The Max Day. Margaret
cares enough to ask the tough questions and knows enough to help us find
the answers. Straightforward, smart, patient and insightful, Margaret has been a key asset to our company.
Randy Nordquist, Former Board President, The Moving Company
Margaret's strength lies in her ability to take the passion
we have for the work we do and put it into words that make it come alive to
potential funders. The template that she developed for us was exactly what we
asked for. She made the whole process of applying for grant funding painless.
Carolyn Strnad, Executive Director, Minnesota Parent Leadership Network
I worked with Margaret
on a large-scale grant proposal to the U.S.
Department of Education, as well as on behalf of our little theater
company, I'm Telling Productions.
Margaret listened carefully to our ideas and found a way for our voices
to come through in her writing. She was timely and encouraging and left
us with writing that we will adapt
for future projects.
Maria Asp, Children’s Theatre Company
Margaret brought fresh new language into our proposals. She had intuitive understanding of the spirit of our projects and
was able to articulate the personality of our organization with energy and
Melinda Hobbs Childs, Program Director, Forecast Public Art